Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Bill Stilwell writes, "Found this over at daily - Netscape and ActiveState have announced a deal where they will cooperate on their development projects. ActiveState gets Javascript, while ActiveState will donate its Python and Perl work to the Mozilla project.

"JavaScript will join Perl and Python as supported languages in ActiveState's powerful Komodo integrated development environment. This will allow Web developers to edit, run and debug their JavaScript programs in a professional-class development tool fully oriented to the Web, while maintaining a close integration with the browser. In turn, Perl and Python will join JavaScript as programming languages in Mozilla, thereby making it easier for Open Source programmers to use the Mozilla framework, and giving Mozilla developers access to additional scripting technologies."

#15 W3 current stuff and reserved-for-future-use stuff

by eXv <>

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 8:34 PM

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I just looked around the w3's DOM docs, and found this:


They have a few attributes reserved for future use in the SCRIPT tag, namely "event" and "htmlFor". Maybe this could develop into something.

As for current stuff, looking at:


They give examples of things like:

<button...> <script language="text/tcl"> .... <script> </button>

Looks like they're just using it in that location for convenience because they manually assign the tcl procedure to the onclick property of the element after writing it. (But I didn't notice them doing that in the vbscript example??)

etc etc..

They also talk about ways to set the "Default" scripting language in the meta information.

Hopefully most of that stuff should suffice.